It should come as no surprise that the Ford F-Series pickup was the bestselling vehicle in the USA for 2017. The F-Series has topped all vehicles for the past 36-straight years while also leading all truck sales for the past 41-straight years. What does come as a surprise is the order of the vehicles below the F-Series, with SUVs surging while sedans fell.
Trucks Lead American Sales, Again
The Ford F-Series pickup was the bestselling vehicle overall in America for 2017 with 896,764 units sold. The Chevrolet Silverado was second with 585,864 units sold and the Ram pickup was third with 500,723 units sold. These three vehicles have topped the overall list for each of the past four years and without some major changes in the American auto industry – these three will likely continue to lead the market for years to come.
SUVs Jump the Sedans
In each of the past few years, the Toyota Camry was the bestselling non-truck in America, battling (and beating) the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Accord to claim the title for America’s bestselling car. The Camry is still the bestselling car in America with 387,081 units sold, but it sits sixth on the overall list rather than fourth. The fourth place position is occupied by the Toyota RAV4 with 407,594 units sold after finishing eighth last year and the Nissan Rogue jumps from tenth to fifth with 403,465 units sold.
As mentioned above, the Camry is sixth overall and another SUV – the Honda CRV – is seventh with 377,895 units sold during 2017. The Honda Civic finished eighth (377,286), the Toyota Corolla finished ninth (329,196) and the Honda Accord rounded out the top 10 with 322,655 units sold.
The Ford Escape moved up one spot to 11th for 2017, followed by the Chevy Equinox (+2), the Nissan Altima (-2), the Jeep Grand Cherokee (+9), the Ford Explorer (+3), the Nissan Sentra (+3), the GMC Sierra (-1), the Ford Fusion (-5), the Hyundai Elantra (+1) and the Hyundai Sonata (+2). In parenthesis, the number with a plus sign means that they improved their standing over 2016 while a minus sign means that the vehicle moved down the list from last year.
As you can see, a couple of the sedans improved from 2016 to 2017, but in the 11-20 grouping of the top 25, we have several SUVs that made significant jumps while pushing some sedans down in the rankings.
Finally, the last grouping in the top 25 bestselling vehicles in America is led by the Toyota Tacoma`, up three spots from the year before. In 22nd is the Jeep Wrangler (-1), the Subaru Outback is 23rd after missing the list last year, the Chevy Malibu falls the furthest on the list in 24th (-9) and the Chevy Cruze finishes in 25th – just like it did last year.
Top 25 By Class
While sedans might be falling from grace in the US market, they are still the most common vehicle type on the list of the 25 bestselling vehicles in America with 11 models. SUVs were next in line with nine (including the Subaru Outback, which is a wagon) and pickup trucks were last with just five models – although they hold the top three spots and comfortably outsell every other vehicle in the USA
Vehicles by Manufacturer and Country of Origin
General Motors has the most vehicles on the list of the top 25 bestselling vehicles in America, followed by Toyota and Ford Motor Company with four a piece. FCA, Nissan and Honda each have three vehicles on the list, Hyundai has two and Subaru has one with the Outback charging onto the list for 2017.
This means that American automakers have 12 vehicles on the list, Japanese automakers have 11 and Korean automakers have two.
The Top 25 Bestselling Vehicles in America for 2017
(2015 Ranking-Vehicle- 2017 Sales Volume-2016 Ranking)
14-Jeep Grand Cherokee-240,696-23